Joachim Baur leitet die Werkstadt Graz und ist Initiator der "Library of Friendship", einer Bibliothek über österreichische bildende Kunst, die an der Alfred University (NY) eingerichtet wurde.
In the framework of a week long guest lecture series in March 2011 at Alfred University (NY- U.S.A.), Joachim Baur, Barbara B. Edlinger and Josef Schützenhöfer set up a "Library of Friendship", which was dedicated to all the students and professors.
Over 800 publications concerning Austrian artists were handed over in a festive opening ceremony. This collection of books, catalogues, editions and DVD’s give insight into modern Austrian art and functions as a contact point between Austrian and American artists, galleries, and institutions.
An expansion of the "Library of Friendship" for 2012 is in the works. Towards this purpose, we are inviting artists, and art institutions to send publications, posters, DVDs, etc. to the Werkstadt Graz, or to bring them directly to the Galerie Grazy. Publications in German/ English are especially appreciated. The donator will be listed as a supporter at Alfred University.
Support the establishment of a prominent library of modern Austrian art at Alfred University!